Busan

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South koreans have their fast train : Korean Train Express (KTE). France strongly got involved in its development. Railway-planning requiered bridge and tunnel construction. Nowadays, from Seoul across Daejeon and Daegu, you’ll need 2.40 hours to reach Busan. In 2007, It was taking more than 4 hours.

If you consider the whole Busan urban area, there are more inhabitants than in Ile-de-France or Hong Kong Region for a smaller expanse. That’s a lot of people. Contrary to some other asian megalopolis like Shanghai or Beijing, you don’t feel hemmed in the crowd while you are walking. I might have escaped from the rush hours.

Jagalchi, biggest fish market in South Korea, is bloody alive. There is no best way to discover south korean way of life. Giant Aquarium, there are so many species. Some of them are coming straight from prehistory.

Food is everywhere. A lot of fried fish and seafood shop are open. None raging hunger will resist to that.

If you, travellers, are around in october, you could attend at Jagalchi festival, best way to soak up local festivities.

Talking about local attraction, there is one you shouldn’t skip : Gwangan bridge. You can see it from Gwangalli beach. Massive, it can be first disturbing. I think it fits to the urban setting. South korean made it attractive. It has become a main touristic site. As our national Eiffel Tower, it shines but not only. It changes color depending on the day and seasons.

South korean take care of their environnement. They like feeling close to nature. South korean flag is a good example.

south korean flag

Um and Yang south korean flag surrounded by the 4 elements

Seongjigok park is similar to Mount royal in Montreal, Canada. Behind the city, it’s a perfect place for a walk or to let your hair down after a week work, sort of urban lung.

An example to follow ?

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